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Jeff Rabon

ASEDA Executive Director

New Executive Director Jeff W. Rabon, brings over 20 years of experience to the Absentee Shawnee Economic Development Authority, Inc. From a Congressional staffer in the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, to a state senator (’96 –’08), Rabon has been involved in shaping public policy that supported economic growth across Indian Country. Rabon lobbied on behalf on Tribal governments in the gasoline, tobacco and gaming compacts with the state of Oklahoma. Four years was dedicated to working as a Regional Manager for Choctaw Management Services Enterprise (the Choctaw Nation’s 8A) on behalf of federal government contracts.

“In all my years of involvement with Tribal governments and Native American public policy, what the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and ASEDA is dynamic and exciting. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of ASEDA’s new journey.”

David Deer

ASEDA Project Coordinator

Project coordinator David Deer previously worked six years in finance with the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. He is also a veteran of the United States Army.

ASEDA Board of Directors

Saundra Vaughn

Darren Shields

Mike Affentranger

Tim Burg